Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey. It's where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It's a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over via the link above and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.

Books Read (click on titles for review):
Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century by Mike Dash
The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Currently Reading:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: With dramatic eloquence, this story of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. (Still working on this one--'bout half-way done.)

The Greenwell Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac:
When young Ian Campbell disappeared it was suspected that he had sold to a foreign government an invaluable process for the synthetic manufacture of gasoline. Lois Brendon, Ian's fiancee, refused to believe it. Her faith led her to risk her life in his vindication. The matter was put into the hands of Scotland Yard and Chief Inspector MacDonald began operations. Against him were ranged the subtlest conspirators of two foreign powers, and the case led him through as absorbingly tangled an international intrigue as has ever been spun in mystery fiction.

Books that spark my interest:
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom
From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux
The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö


Stacey Donaldson said...

The Greenwell Mystery sounds intriguing! Visiting from the hop. Happy Monday!

Geoff said...

The Time Machine is probably one of my favorite Classic Science Fiction novels of all time - I was sad they didn't really do it justice with the film released in the early 2000s - maybe I should go back and re-read it.

I'm also planning on reading A Tale of Two Cities later this year for the Mount TBR Challenge. Planned on it before I realized/was informed it was Dickens' 200th Birthday! I'm excited for it, whenever I get around to it.

(I've also been having a lot of issues getting through reCAPTCHA recently.)

Geoff said...

Apparently it was an issue with OpenID - as soon as I switched to Name/URL it worked. (I reported it to reCAPTCHA.)